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We offer paid summer jobs and internships, giving high school students the chance to build a foundation and a resume for future employment in the outdoor industry. Check out these videos highlighting some of our summer jobs!

Apply for below Internship opportunities by March 18

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Media Intern 2024

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The Nature Connection eliminates the barriers to getting outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in our community.  Position Description: If you enjoy taking…

Water Sports Intern 2024

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The Nature Connection eliminates the barriers to getting outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in our community.  Position Description: Cool off this summer…

Generation Wild Summer Camp Counselor 2024

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The Nature Connection eliminates the barriers to getting outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in our community.  Position Description: Spend this summer outside…

Backcountry Youth Trail Crew Job – Forest Service 2023

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Summary: Work with the United States Forest Service on a camping-based crew in the Kebler Pass backcountry on the Gunnison National Forest. Responsibilities: Crew members will help clear fallen trees…

Bike Tech Intern 2024

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The Nature Connection eliminates the barriers to getting outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in our community.  Position Description: Learn the essentials of…

Western Slope SUP River Guide Internship

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The Nature Connection is excited to partner with Western Slope SUP to promote their River Guide Certification Program. Please visit the Western Slope SUP website for full internship description and…

Backpacking Intern 2024

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The Nature Connection eliminates the barriers to getting outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in our community.  Position Description: Are you passionate about…

Climbing Intern 2024

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The Nature Connection eliminates the barriers to getting outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in our community.  Position Description: Are you excited about…

Wilder Bunch Trail Crew 2024

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The Nature Connection eliminates the barriers to getting outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in our community.  Position Description: The Wilder Bunch is…

Healthy Forest USFS Intern 2024

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The Nature Connection eliminates the barriers to getting outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in our community.  Position Description: Do you imagine a…

"I made new friends over the summer and got to hang out with them 4 days out of the week for a whole summer which was probably my favorite part. And we had such a great boss that made work fun and enjoyable even when it was almost 100 degrees out. I also loved learning about how to build mountain bike trails. "

Wilder Bunch Trail Crew

"Working with The Nature Connection has been a wholly pleasant experience. I first applied because I wanted a job so I could have spending money, what I got was the money and more valuably a community. I've learned so much about nature, like how to tie different knots and cool survival tips, not to mention the indescribable joy of seeing kids learn and grow with me. Everyone I met was accepting and kind, in a world where just living felt scary, I always felt welcomed and appreciated at The Nature Connection."

Pathways Intern

"I really enjoyed my experience working at the Nature Connection because I got paid to do fun things outdoors, things like paddle boarding, biking, and hiking are all things I enjoy and I got paid doing them."

Summer Camp Counselor
Family ProgramsTraining
March 23, 2023

Wilderness First Aid 2023

Click here to register. You will be directed to UltraCamp to create an account. What is Wilderness First Aid? A wilderness medicine course prepares you for the possibility of a backcountry…
Lifeguard Training
February 19, 2019

Scholarship for Water Safety Instructor Training

Scholarship for Water Safety Instructor Training The Nature Connection offers partial scholarships to help cover the cost of a Water Safety Instructor Training at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Once completed,…
Lifeguard Training
February 19, 2019

Scholarship for Lifeguard Training

Scholarship for Lifeguard Training The Nature Connection offers partial scholarships to help cover the costs for lifeguard training at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, so that students can work during the…
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